The Quarter 3 report for 2020 for the Mara Predator Conservation Programme is now available to read. In addition to their work on lion, cheetah and hyena, the team continues to monitor painted wolves in the area.
They report on continued sightings of the Lemek pack, consisting of four adults and seven sub-adults, as well as a new group of four females, likely a dispersal group from elsewhere in Kenya, or even from Tanzania. Such reports underscore the importance of collaboration across this very important landscape for painted wolves and other wildlife.
The report also shows the very real impact that painted wolves have on the livelihoods of rural communities. Painted wolves were second only to hyena in causing livestock mortality in October 2020. The MPCP’s work with communities is absolutely vital in increasing the tolerance for coexisting with such wildlife.